Four-Peat: UC Davis Captures Fourth Straight Big West Title
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Women's Golf Final Results
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Big West Women's Golf Championship
UC Davis tallied an eight-stroke lead on day one of the 2013 Big West Women's Golf Tournament at the San Luis Obispo Golf and Country Club and never looked back as the Aggies concluded the three-day tournament with a team score of 881 (289-304-288), a 29-stroke lead over second place Long Beach State, to clinch their fourth consecutive Big West Conference title.
The 49ers placed second after firing a three-round total of 910 (297-312-301). Rounding out the top three were the Anteaters of UC Irvine, who carded 922. UC Riverside shot 940 to finish fourth and Cal State Fullerton claimed fifth after notching a three-day score of 949. Cal Poly (950), Cal State Northridge (954) and Hawai'i (957) closed out the eight-team field.
Aggie Demi Runas walked away with her first Big West Conference top individual medalist honors after blasting a one-under 218. The senior from Torrance, Calif., becomes the fourth consecutive Aggie to finish atop the leaderboard, following in the footsteps of Bev Vatananugulkit (2012), Alice Kim (2011) and Chelsea Stelzmiller (2010).
Blue and gold was heavily represented among the top of the leaderboard as Runas' teammates finished two-four. Andrea Wong finished second with a one-over-par 220 and was followed by Bev Vatanananugulkit (223) and Amy Simanton (224). Betty Chen tied for 12th with a three-round score of 230, respectively.
Representing Long Beach State, Chaewon Park tied for fifth with UC Irvine's Ronnie Valerio with 226 total.
With the Big West Conference title, the UC Davis Aggies receive the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Division I Regionals, which will be held at three sites, including the West Regional at Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif, from May 5-7. The four-day NCAA Women's Golf Championship is scheduled for May 21-24 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.